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Richard Philip Lewis was born on 29 June 1947, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, of Jewish ancestry. Richard is a comedian and actor, probably still best known for his stand-up routines and comedy specials that made him famous during the 70s and 80s. The popularity he’s gained from comedy helped him obtain opportunities for film and television, which in turn helped raise his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Richard Lewis? As of early-2016, sources inform of a net worth that is at $7 million, mostly accumulated through a successful career in comedy. Even after the peak of his popularity, he has continued to make guest appearances in various television shows, and he’s also released a book, which helped increase and maintain his current wealth.

 

Richard Lewis Net Worth $7 Million

Richard enrolled at Ohio State University, but then started his career in comedy during the early 1970s, when he worked on his stand-up act during the night while working in an ad agency during the day. Eventually the company he was working for became defunct, but his skill in comedy soon earned him great popularity, including in the 1980s making several appearances on “Late Night with David Letterman”. His popularity also earned him a few comedy specials on HBO. Later, he was given an opportunity to star in an ABC sitcom entitled “Anything but Love”, in which he worked with Jamie Lee Curtis. The series lasted for four seasons, and then he was given the chance to star or guest in other television shows like “Daddy Dearest”, “Rude Awakening”, “7th Heaven” and “Tales from the Crypt”. The fame also saw him writing comic articles for various publications like Playboy. A few years later, he appeared as Charlie Sheen’s accountant in “Two and a Half Men”, and also guested in Chris Rock’s Show “Everybody Hates Chris”. All these appearances helped increase his net worth.

Lewis also had a few endorsement offers, some of which he has taken. These include the 1990s beverage Boku, Certs, and Snapple. He also found opportunities to work in films, including “Robin Hood: Men in Tights”, “The Wrong Guys”, “Once Upon a Crime”, and “Wagons East!” Like many comic personalities, he also gave drama a try with various movies like “Drunks”, “Leaving Las Vegas” and “Hugo Pool”, which added somewhat to his net worth.

While he continued to make several appearances on television, the most notable appearance he made during the 2000s was on “The Howard Stern Show”. He had written a book which he was promoting and it was entitled “The Other Great Depressions”, which details the actor’s struggle with alcoholism and how he has conquered it, and how he has been sober since 1994. He also made significant waves with his reunion with Larry David in the popular HBO show “Curb Your Enthusiasm”. According to Lewis, he was the originator of the phrase “The_From Hell” which was used to describe a variety of things. While some books do credit him for the phrase, many others state that the phrase was used way before he had ever used it for any of his comic acts.

Aside from his endeavors on the stage and in front of the camera, Richard married Joyce Lapinsky in 2005, but little else is known outside of his work and even his problems on alcoholism weren’t revealed until his book. Lewis is always known to sport an all-black look with Converse sneakers.

Quick Facts

Birth date: 29 June 1947
Birth place: Brooklyn, New York City USA
Profession:American comedian, actor, author
Education:Ohio State University, Dwight Morrow High School
Nationality:American
Spouse:Joyce Lapinsky (m. 2005)
Nominations:Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Albums:The Great Welsh Tenor, Berlioz: Requiem - Grande Messe des Morts
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1On his The Other Great Depression Tour [February 2001]
2Had a very close relationship with his comedy idol Jonathan Winters in the last ten years or so of Winters' life.
3Has petitioned Bartlett's Familiar Quotations to attribute the phrase "the nk] from Hell" (i.e. "the date from Hell", "the roommate from Hell", etc.) to him. They have rejected his claims, stating that the phrase was in use as early as World War I when kilted Scottish soldiers were given the nickname "The Ladies from Hell". However, the Yale Book of Quotations does attribute the phrase to Lewis. This inspired a storyline in the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" episode Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Nanny from Hell (2002).
4Friend of Albert Brooks.
5Longtime friend of David Brenner and Richard Belzer.
6Graduated from Ohio State University in 1969 with a degree in marketing and communications.
7Member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity
8Met Larry David at a summer camp at age 12.
9He appeared on Candid Camera (1960) when he was approximately 17. A bogus guidance counselor advised him he was best-suited for work as a laborer and/or shepherd. (This was re-aired on Candid Camera (1998) in 2000 and he appeared advising Burbank, California, students that they were best-suited for some unusual jobs, including stand-up comedian).
10First appearance on television: The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) in March 1974.
11Gentleman's Quarterly named him one of the 20th century's influential humorists.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Always wears black
2The line "the nk] from Hell"
3Neurotic humour


Quotes

#Quote
1[re Jonathan Winters ] I talked to Jonathan almost daily on the phone when he was feeling well. In the past eight or nine years he must have left me hundreds and hundreds of insanely funny messages in my voicemail, each a different character and all gold. If I failed to mention the premise of his call I was always touched when he asked me if I dug the bit. Imagine!? My childhood idol was asking me! We had a father-son comedy relationship. Both being recovering alcoholics we related on that level, Jonathan with a staggering fifty-three years sober before passing, and growing up we had a horrible time of it getting support from most of our family, diving into show business but mostly we free-associated in life and on stage and 'got' the most obscure references from one another. He had special relationships with a handful of buddies that I know he treasured. We were his standing ovation every time we saw him or talked to him. Every day.
2I'll speak for me, though it's hard for me to speak for myself because I don't know who I am.
3On wife Joyce Lapinsky: I keep thinking the rug is going to be pulled out from under me. I still think this is a practical joke and she has a million affairs and is married to someone in Italy. She keeps saying no, but I haven't seen her in a few days.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesCurb Your Enthusiasm (2000)· Shelley Berman
· Larry David
· Susie Essman
· Jeff Garlin
· Cheryl Hines
1991Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Actor in a Quality Comedy SeriesAnything But Love (1989)
1989ACECableACE AwardsWriting a Comedy SpecialThe I'm Exhausted Concert (1988)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Ogilvy Fortunepre-productionDoc
Code Black2016TV SeriesStewart
Blunt Talk2015TV SeriesDr. Weiss
She's Funny That Way2014Al Finkelstein
Vamps2012Danny
Pound Puppies2011TV SeriesBuddy
Curb Your Enthusiasm2000-2011TV SeriesRichard Lewis
Lewis on Film: The Oscar Edition2011Short
'Til Death2009-2010TV SeriesMiles Tunnicliff
Funny or Die Presents...2010TV SeriesShades
The Cleaner2009TV SeriesHenry
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2008TV SeriesSportsman Larry
BelzerVizion2007ShortRichard Lewis
Everybody Hates Chris2006TV SeriesKris
The Simpsons2006TV SeriesGolem
George Lopez2005TV SeriesPhillip Nickleson
Las Vegas2005TV SeriesStan
Confessions of an Action Star2005Richard Lewis
The Dead Zone2004TV SeriesJack Jericho
7th Heaven2002-2004TV SeriesRabbi Richard Glass
Two and a Half Men2004TV SeriesStan
Alias2003TV SeriesMitchell Yaeger
Presidio Med2002TV SeriesFrancis Weinod
Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm1999TV MovieRichard Lewis
V.I.P.1999TV SeriesRonald Zane
Game Day1999Steve Adler
Hercules1999TV SeriesNeurosis
Rude Awakening1998TV SeriesHarve Schwartz
Hiller and Diller1997-1998TV SeriesNeil Diller
The Maze1997Markov
Hugo Pool1997Chick Chicalini
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist1997TV SeriesRichard
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1997TV SeriesOld Beggar
The Elevator1996Phil Milowski
A Weekend in the Country1996TV MovieBobby Stein
Leaving Las Vegas1995Peter
Drunks1995Jim
A.J.'s Time Travelers1995TV SeriesEdgar Allan Poe
Tales from the Crypt1994TV SeriesVern
Wagons East1994Phil Taylor
Robin Hood: Men in Tights1993Prince John
The Larry Sanders Show1993TV SeriesRichard Lewis
Tribeca1993TV SeriesJoseph
Daddy Dearest1993TV SeriesSteven Mitchell
The Danger of Love: The Carolyn Warmus Story1992TV MovieEdward Sanders
Anything But Love1989-1992TV SeriesMarty Gold
Once Upon a Crime...1992Julian Peters
That's Adequate1989Pimples Lapedes
Tattinger's1988TV SeriesLongo
The Wrong Guys1988Richard
CBS Summer Playhouse1987TV SeriesJoey
Harry1987TV SeriesRichard Breskin
Riptide1986TV SeriesAndrew Fitzsimmons Carlton III
Temporary Insanity1985TV Movie
House Calls1980TV SeriesDr. Prometheus / Leon
The 416th1979TV MoviePrivate Rick Michaels
Diary of a Young Comic1977TV MovieBilly Goldstein / Gondola

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
House of a Lifetime: Richard Lewis2014Documentary
Laughing Out Loud: America's Funniest Comedians2001Video
Richard Lewis: The Magical Misery Tour1997TV Movie
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist1997TV Series additional material - 1 episode
Richard Lewis: I'm Doomed1990TV Movie
The I'm Exhausted Concert1988TV Movie
The Richard Lewis 'I'm in Pain' Concert1985TV Movie documentary
An Evening at the Improv1983TV Series writer - 1 episode
House Calls1981TV Series written by - 2 episodes
Diary of a Young Comic1977TV Movie

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
House of a Lifetime: Richard Lewis2014Documentary executive producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Robert Klein Still Can't Stop His Leg2016DocumentaryHimself
The Daily Show1996-2015TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Mike & Mike2015TV SeriesHimself - Comic / Actor
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Misery Loves Comedy2015DocumentaryHimself
Bucky and the Squirrels2014Himself
House of a Lifetime: Richard Lewis2014DocumentaryHimself
Inside Comedy2014TV SeriesHimself
The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
The View2005-2013TV SeriesHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks2013TV MovieHimself - In Attendance (uncredited)
American Masters1996-2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Sunset Strip2012DocumentaryHimself
Excavating the 2000 Year Old Man2012Documentary shortHimself
Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2008-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Green Room with Paul Provenza2011TV SeriesHimself
Looking for Lenny2011DocumentaryHimself
Unite for Japan2011ShortHimself
Curb: The Discussion2010TV SeriesHimself
25 Things You Didn't Know About Curb Your Enthusiasm2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Comedian
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995-2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman1993-2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Howard Stern on Demand2006-2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Biography1995-2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project2007DocumentaryHimself
The World's Greatest Comedy Characters2007TV MovieHimself
All About Anything But Love2007Video shortHimself
History of Curb Your Enthusiasm: Even Further2006Video documentary shortHimself
History of Curb Your Enthusiasm: So Far2006Video documentary shortHimself / Richard Lewis
The Drug Years2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Mantle2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Daily Buzz2005TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Aristocrats2005DocumentaryHimself
The Comedians' Comedian2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Best Damn Sports Show Period2004TV SeriesHimself
Dinner for Five2003-2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Panelist / #45
When Stand-Up Comics Ruled the World2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Heroes of Jewish Comedy2003TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood Squares2000-2002TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
5th Annual Prism Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Host
Howard Stern1994-2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Howard Stern Radio Show2001TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993-2001TV SeriesHimself
MADtv2000TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Profile1998TV Series documentaryHimself
The Roseanne Show1998TV SeriesHimself
Richard Lewis: The Magical Misery Tour1997TV MovieHimself
Richard Lewis & Keven Nealons Top 10 Picks1997TV MovieHimself - Host
Politically Incorrect1997TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Club Superstars1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Comic Relief VII1995TV Special documentaryHimself
Dennis Miller Live1995TV SeriesHimself
A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Showbiz Today1994TV SeriesHimself
The Last Party1993DocumentaryHimself - in Democratic Conference Room
John & Leeza from Hollywood1993TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1982-1993TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The First Annual Comedy Hall of Fame1993TV MovieHimself
The Howard Stern Interview1993TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief V1992TV SpecialHimself
The A-List1992TV SeriesHimself - Host
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program
Live with Kelly and Michael1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest
American Bandstand's 40th Anniversary Special1992TV MovieHimself
Free to Laugh: A Comedy and Music Special for Amnesty International1992TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1981-1992TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards1992TV SpecialHimself
The 13th Annual CableACE Awards1992TV SpecialHimself
The Howard Stern Show1992TV SeriesHimself
The One, the Only... Groucho1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 14th Annual Young Comedians Special1991TV SpecialHimself - Host
The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program
An American Saturday Night1991TV MovieHimself - Host
George Burns' 95th Birthday Party1991TV SpecialHimself
The 12th Annual CableACE Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Directing in a Miniseries or a Special & Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special
MTV Video Music Awards 19901990TV SpecialHimself
Comic Relief IV1990TV Special documentaryHimself
Richard Lewis: I'm Doomed1990TV MovieHimself
The 41st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program
The 1989 Annual MTV Video Music Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
Later with Bob Costas1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Comic Relief III1989TV Special documentaryHimself
The 10th Annual National CableACE Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with David Letterman: 6th Anniversary Special1988TV MovieHimself
An All-Star Toast to the Improv1988VideoHimself
The I'm Exhausted Concert1988TV MovieHimself
Comic Relief '871987TV SpecialHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1986-1987TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself - Center Square
The Morning Program1987TV SeriesHimself - Guest
HBO Comedy Hour1987TV SeriesHimself
The Richard Lewis 'I'm in Pain' Concert1985TV Movie documentaryHimself
An Evening at the Improv1983TV SeriesComic
The 6th Annual Young Comedians1981TV SpecialHimself
The Hollywood Squares1978TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Alan Hamel Show1978TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1977TV SeriesHimself
Rock Concert1975-1976TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1975TV SeriesHimself - Comedian

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hillary! Uncensored: Banned by the Media2008Video documentaryHimself
World of Robin Hood2006TV Movie documentaryPrince John (uncredited)
Laughing Out Loud: America's Funniest Comedians2001VideoHimself
The Howard Stern Radio Show1999TV SeriesHimself
Candid Camera's 50th Anniversary1996TV Movie documentaryHimself

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